Sunday, July 29, 2007


Sometimes children leave you the most fascinating gifts:
Detail from above*:
*Note the Christ imagery in the bottom doll. Obviously the draped red fabric is meant to symbolize the suffering on the cross. The Barbie doll above must be the Mother, note how she is prostrate as if in childbirth. She is carried on the back of the Black and White Horse. Of course, the White Horse stands for victory, but the Black Horse is the symbol of famine. This could be the artist's commentary on War, and tying in the powerful Christ and birth imagery (notice that the mother is carried, quite helpless, on the back of the War machine) makes this quite a remarkable new work by this fresh young artist from Eugene.